Cancer – Breast Cancer – Me…?

Your test results came back positive, you have Breast Cancer. These are the words that make your heart sink and your life flash before your eyes. And, the words I heard back in 2009 at 39 years of age. I had only been married two (2) years when I found this out and one of the things that I first thought of (other than my life flashing before my eyes) was how is Rob, my husband going to respond? I had dated someone once who told me he be broke up with an ex at one point because she got sick and he was not the person to be with another who was seriously ill. So, I had to call Rob and tell him my doctor told me I had Breast Cancer with that in my mind. At the time I was going to call him and tell him I had already made up my mind I was strong and can do this myself if he left me because I got sick. I was determined not to be bothered by him leaving (if he was going to) because I had enough to take care of now. At the end of that day, he stayed – literally by my bedside and at times would sit behind me in bed while I rested up against him so I could sleep.

Look ma – no hair!

I say all this to tell you that yes, I did my mammograms at that time (medically necessary for me at an early age) but it did not matter. My Breast Cancer was only found because my OBGYN thought I should get it done early. When I went for the mammogram there were lots of spaghetti/stringy images inside that gave off no lump or sign – only this image gave it away. Thank goodness for my OBGYN because had she not talked me into getting a mammogram done early my stage would have been a lot worse. At this point in time, it was determined to be a Stage 2 Triple Negative Invasive Ductal Carcinoma – not good news. It was very serious and on the move so something had to be done immediately. I went on to start within a couple of weeks to have many surgeries (including a double mastectomy) and chemotherapy. You heard me – chemotherapy. And what’s the one thing we think of when you hear “chemotherapy” = hair loss. When I started my chemotherapy Rob and I shaved my head – he shaved his too. I made the choice to take my long curly dark hair myself. I was not going to give Cancer the joy of taking my hair – I was going to take it on my own terms. I am now 10 years out and couldn’t be happier.

Back in 2009-2010, the research for Breast Cancer was slow going especially when you think of how far we’ve come. In today’s time, 2021, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation at https://www.bcrf.org/ and https://www.bcrf.org/progress states as to the below in regards to origins, genetics, and lifestyle:

“We have discovered that breast cancer is not one but many diseases.

It was BCRF researchers who found that breast cancer is, in fact, several diseases, each of which develops, progresses and responds to therapies differently. Our scientists are now learning that the major subtypes—Luminal A, Luminal B, HERand 2-positive and triple-negative—can be further classified into sub-categories with distinct patterns of progression and response to therapies, opening the door to more individualized treatment plans.

We are uncovering the role genetics plays in breast cancer.

BCRF has supported key players in advancing our understanding of the inheritable risk of breast cancer, from discoveries about BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations to the creation of the world’s most comprehensive database of breast cancer genes. This new wealth of knowledge allows scientists to identify other gene mutations that may influence a person’s risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer. Our researchers have also made critical headway in understanding ancestry’s relationship to breast cancer by determining certain populations who are at greater risk and discovering novel inherited causes.

We’ve deepened our understanding of how lifestyle influences breast cancer risk.

Our researchers have demonstrated that certain lifestyle choices can influence incidence and recurrence. Thanks to their work, we have begun to understand how diet and exercise are linked to breast cancer risk and survival, how inflammation from obesity may trigger breast cancer development, and how a low-fat diet and weight loss can reduce the risk of recurrence. These important advances are helping people take command of their lives in ways that minimize their chances of getting not just breast cancer but other diseases as well.”

The article is a great read and is comforting to know how far we have come as it pertains to Breast Cancer. I recommend reading it to get a better understanding of how far we’ve come and the influences that can be linked to Breast Cancer. Back in 2009-2010, Rob had done his own research as far as the effects of diet and exercise and Breast Cancer because the doctors were of no help or assistance in that area. He was fantastic in his care of me and our new eating habits. We still to this day follow a regimen of eating healthy and exercising daily.

In closing, go get that check-up and check yourself for any abnormalities. Both women and men are susceptible to Breast Cancer so have your husband, father, brother, etc. check themselves as you never know.

Life is too short not to take all this seriously.

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Stay safe and healthy Angels.

WE’RE ON FACEBOOK TOO :)

Good Monday Angels!

I wanted to drop you all a quick message to tell you we here at Enlightenment Angels (“EA”) are trying to mix things up a bit. We have started our Facebook page (please like us there too) and are working on other projects to keep EA up and running to provide a more positive and inspirational impact for all of us. As we all can see these are some crazy times and I do believe we can ALL use more smiles and lot more Light & Love.

Thank you Angels for all of your support and we look forward to being there for everyone in many more ways.

So, here’s to the future!

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Always with Light & Love Angels.

When You Know You Know…

When you know you know. Don’t second guess yourself. You know.

Aways with Light & Love Angels!

We Will Never Forget!

God Bless them ALL!

Aways with Light & Love Angels.

Her Nexx Chapter

Join me and so many powerful women and men (of course it’s for all) on the @hernexxchapter non-profit.

See you all there!

Aways with Light & Love Angels!

DIY Mood Boosters – Jason Stephenson/Relax On Me

I received this and thought this was great information to share. We always need a Mood Booster don’t we…

If you’re feeling stuck in a mental rut, climbing your way out can sometimes seem impossible.

Today I would like to share with you a few baby steps you can take when you’re feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or especially down:

  • Lower your shoulders and release your jaw. We tend to hold tension in these places, so bring awareness to them when you’re feeling stressed out.
  • Talk to a stranger. We’re social beings, so talking to a stranger can give you a small boost of endorphins that boost your mood. My local food mart is a great place to strike up a conversation with a stranger. Only yesterday, I met a local who had worked on the film set of Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome who still receives Christmas cards from the actors in that show – created some 30 plus years ago!
  • Change your scenery. If you’ve been huddled in your bedroom all day, just moving to the living room can make a world of difference. Better yet, if you’re able to, take a walk outside and get some fresh air.
  • Want a quick, 2 minute exercise? Take a power pose! (Who could believe that putting your feet up on your desk could alter your mood for the better!?)  More on this here.  
  • Act out some happy movements. Even if you’re not feeling ecstatic, things like skipping, jumping, or even just throwing your hands in the air, can make you feel happier.
  • You could also take a 30 minute listening break to our popular Happiness Frequency YouTube music video.

Pin this email up on your fridge and reach out to it whenever you need a little pick me up.

Much love to you today,

Jason

Thank you, Jason! This is amazing and a HUGE help!

Enjoy Angels!

Always with Light & Love Angels!!

Check Up Time

I am at the doctors office today for my Cancer checkup and saw this…

I just loved it and wanted to share.

Always with Light & Love Angels!

Own Your Truth… Simran Singh

This was emailed to me and I just had to share!

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There is an inner truth, buried under all of the lies you were conditioned with. The lie moved you from relaxation to constriction… simplicity to complexity… play to work… and more. Sink into an idea that is your birthright… Life flows with ease. Make this your reality. Ease.   
 There must be a concerted effort to rise and meet the higher self. You may swim at any level of consciousness, but in riding the waves it is easy to lose sight of the highest experience available. You are the lover… and you are the beloved. Marinate within one of the following today… Notice the resistance and then… relax into acceptance. Then, beneath all of that… become aware of the ‘knowing’.

  • I am beautiful, I am bountiful, I am blissful and the best.
  • I align with Divine mind and the Christ within handles the rest.
  • I am sovereign, I am loved and eternally free.
  • I only experience miracles, beautiful opportunities. and abundant prosperity.

It is time to own the truth. You have been playing ‘under cover’. Let the real you reveal.  

Live YOUR Truth and Shine Angels – Just Shine!

Always with Light & Love!

RELEASE to be FREE

In life and without really realizing it we as humans hold so much inside. We hold expectations of others, of ourselves, we hold onto the pain others have inflicted onto us, the forgiveness towards others, their negativity towards us or just towards life itself. We seem to hold onto all things that in their truest sense “DO NOT” serve us. There are so many things that we as humans hold onto without even realizing it both internally in our hearts and in our minds which in turn hurts our soul. We move through life shrugging things off without truly releasing it or them. We all need to be free! Free from others judgments, free from the past and its pain and/or suffering, free from all negativity in life, free from the media and its overpowering negativity, we ALL need to be FREE! So, lower those shoulders, stretch that neck from side to side and Release.

What you freely release, returns again in an even more beautiful, colorful and expanded way.Simran Singh

I couldn’t have said the above better myself!

Let us not forget about the word “forgiveness.” Let me just say f rom personal experience this can be very difficult to adjust to. But, at the end of the and in order to release and set yourself free both internally and externally we need to forgive. We need to forgive for ourselves and for our sanity. Though whatever has happened one will never forget but we can say to ourselves and to the universe out loud that you forgive. Say that you forgive and mean it. Whether you say it directly to that person or not you have said it out loud for yourself, to yourself, to your soul, and for your soul. You have said you forgive for your past, present, and future.

Now – we can all move on and be Free! Be free and continue to Release what does not serve us in a positive light. Your heart and soul is worth more so just Release to be Free!

Always with Light and Love Angels.

I Call Upon My ArchAngels… MY LEO… 💜

Always with Light & Love Angels. 💜